Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'
Gimnasio Nuevo Panama - Panama City, Panama
May 17, 1975..... vs. #1 Esteban De Jesus (Panama City, Panama)
($80,000).... Antonio Cervantes makes his '9th-Defense' by winning a
dominant and one-sided 15-Round Decision over #1 WBA Challenger -
Esteban De Jesus 45-2-- (25 KO's).
The 29 year-old Champion 'floors' the 23 year-old Challenger '3-times', and
stuns the Puerto Rican several other times with crushing right hands.
In Round 15, 'Kid Pambele' had Esteban out on his feet at the bell.
On the Scorecards, Antonio Cervantes wins by '13', '12' and '10' points.
Esteban had only scored well in Rounds 2 and 5, and other than that,
was on the receiving end of the Champions fists.
In defense of both boxers, the ring canvas was 'extemely slick' and both
fighters slipped on the surface all night, including slipping to the canvas
Antonio Cervantes, 'I was not at full-strength, as Esteban took something
out of me in both the 2nd and 5th Rounds, otherwise I would have knocked him out'.
Antonio Cervantes, 'Now is the time for Roberto Duran to challenge me.'
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 10-02-2012 at 06:44 PM.